School to Career - Events and Opportunities

Find your Career Events – Explore your options!

Scroll down for upcoming Career Events grouped by topic 

You are welcome to explore as many occupations as you like.   It’s a great way for you to expand your horizons (or to sharpen your focus) as you learn from a real person who is working in the career of  your dreams!

All School to Career events will be virtual for the 2020-2021 school year, please plan to be a part of the live Zoom meeting so that you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in activities.  DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO ATTEND!

CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE

Event Description Date Time
Rosendin Electric Interested in becoming an Electrician? Get first-hand information about opportunities and training requirements   Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:30a-12p
InLine Commercial Construction Find out more about careers in commercial construction and get a behind the scenes look at a current project  Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2-3pm
NW College of Construction Learn about a variety of careers and training programs in the construction industry  and go on a virtual tour of the school Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3-4pm
JRJ Architects Learn what it takes to become an Architect and what the job entails  Thursday, February 4, 2021 3-4pm
Plumbing Interested in a career in plumbing? Learn what it’s like to be a plumber and how to get started Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3-4pm
O’Brien General Contractor Talk to the Site Superintendent of O’Brien General Contracting and learn about the many career opportunities available in construction Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4-5pm
CK Hoffman Design Meet the owner of CK Hoffman Design and learn about the interaction of careers in Interior Design and General Contracting Thursday, February 11, 2021 4-5pm

MEDICAL CAREERS

Event Description Date Time
EMT/ Paramedic Learn what it’s like to be an EMT or Paramedic and what steps you can take now to prepare for a career in this field Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3-4pm
Anesthesiologist Conversation with a physician, learn about the specialized field of Anesthesiology Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4-5pm
Physician – Pediatrician Learn about becoming a physician and what a pediatrician’s job entails Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3-4pm
Medical Examiner Learn what a Medical Examiner does and what it takes to get into the profession Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4-5pm
Physician – Pediatrician Learn about becoming a physician and what a pediatrician’s job entails Thursday, February 11, 2021 3-4pm
Physical Therapy Physical Therapists are an important part of recovery. Learn what they do and what it takes to get into the profession Thursday, February 11, 2021 4-5pm
PCC Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting Learn about the Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene programs at PCC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3-5pm
PCC Animal Service Meet the PCC Veterinary Technology Team and learn about career options and the program at PCC Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3-5pm
Optometry – Vision Services Learn about becoming an optometrist and other careers in vision services Thursday, February 18, 2021 3-4pm

BUSINESS, MARKETING, AND ENTREPRENEUR

Event Description Date Time
Wieden+Kennedy Advertising Learn about careers in Advertising with a panel of professionals from Wieden and Kennedy a world class creative firm Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3-4pm
Portland Gear Hear the amazing entrepreneurial story of Portland Gear from founder Marcus Harvey Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4-5pm
Impact Signs Get first-hand information about being a Marketing Director for a successful company – Impact Signs Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3-4pm
MKTX Marketing Agency Meet the President of  MKTX a full-service marketing agency and learn about careers in the industry Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4-5pm
YouTube Creator Talk to  the creator of the YouTube channel “World According to Briggs”  and learn how to turn your passion into your career Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4-5pm
Piccolo Mondo Piccolo Mondo Toy stores are a successful chain in the Portland Metro area, talk to the owner and learn about what it takes to make it as a small business owner Thursday, February 25, 2021 3-4pm
Arnell Recruiting Learn about finding success from the owner of a Recruiting and Talent Acquisition firm Thursday, February 25, 2021 4-5pm
Financial Services w/First Tech First Tech Credit Union employees from a variety of specialties including Financial Advisors, Fraud Investigators and more talk about the different careers within the banking profession Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9-11am

STEM/SCIENCE CAREERS

Event Description Date Time
Cancer Research Learn about careers in cancer research and the progress being made at the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute  Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3-4pm
Oregon Coast Aquarium Learn about careers in marine biology and the day-to-day life at the Oregon Coast Aquarium  Thursday, February 25, 2021 3-4pm
Thermo Fischer Meet a Senior Staff Scientist from ThermoFisher and learn about his career in Bioscience and Neurobioloy Thursday, February 25, 2021 4-5pm
Environmental Health Find out why environmental health safety inspections are important and learn about the career  Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3-4pm
Physics Professor Talk to a PSU professor and learn about his career in the sciences, Astrophysics and more Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4-5pm
Medical Geneticist Hear from an MD  in Medical Genetics and learn about their specialized career Thursday, March 4, 2021 3-4pm

FINE ARTS, DESIGN, AND GRAPHIC ARTS

Event Description Date Time
Tattoo and Piercing Meet an expert tattoo artist & piercer – Find out education & skill requirements, and learn about the current job market, pay ranges, and programs. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:30 PM
Fashion Design Curious about the world of Fashion? Meet a professional designer and learn about how to create a career! Monday, April 19, 2021 1-2pm